Sunflower Seeds... what gives??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fernandez0067, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was reading the list from the link on BYC for what treats a good for chickens.

    I gave mine yogurt for the first time lastnight .... WHOA .... they loved it

    Then some cooked oatmeal this morning with blueberries & strawberries.... not as big of a hit as the yogurt but they finished it.

    I got a bag of sunflower seeds (with the shell still on) because its says that they are good for laying hens and for the feathers... They wont eat them! They keep trying to "chew" them with their beaks... and then spitting 'em out.

    What gives?
     
  2. me&thegals

    me&thegals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea. Mine go nuts for them. Could they possibly be treated with some chemical that tastes bad to the chickens?
     
  3. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they're just regular black oil sunflower seeds that you give to birds.... I checked label and there is nothing else added.

    Do you give them the black oil or the striped?
     
  4. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mix the black oil seeds in with their scratch feed. They love it.
     
  5. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have odd chickens.
     
  6. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i guess ill have to give the 10lb bag to all the wild birds i feed.

    maybe ill sprout some of 'em too and grow sunflowers
     
  7. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try mixing it with layer feed! [​IMG] LUCK!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will!!! thanks
     
  9. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just haven't figured them out yet. I mix mine in with the scratch and they love them now.
     
  10. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need to see you eat one first. Then say "MMMMMmmmm, nummy nummy!". It took our awhile to figure it out. Now, we have to keep 'em back with a cattle prod.
     

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